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University of Ghana Alumnus Received Awards

Chief executive officer of Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah has been adjudged Business Executive of the Year, 2017 at the just ended Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards 2018. 

Confidently breaking into the Ghanaian media landscape, Nana Appiah Mensah is known to have established his Zylofon empire faster than most entrepreneurs could, making many always ask the question, “how does he do it?”.

His daring business adventures has won him the admiration of many Ghanaians mostly from the creative arts industry and entrepreneurs.

This year’s Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards 2018 which took place at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra was under the theme, “Enhancing Business Growth through Corporate Entrepreneurship Development.”

This becomes the eight edition of the award scheme since its inception. Over 30 outstanding entrepreneurs in Ghana were awarded in recognition of their contributions toward the development of the private sector.

Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards, an initiative spearheaded by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Business Development, has over the years celebrated individuals from all sectors of the Ghanaian economy who through their outfits have contributed significantly to the nations growth.

Other Award winners of the night include Group Chairman of McDan Group of Companies, Dr. Daniel Mckorley (Overall Best Entrepreneur of the Year, 2017), Dr. Felix Anyah, Chief Executive Officer Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (Overall Best CEO of the Year - Public Sector, 2017) and several others

Below is the full list this year’s Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Award winners


Mrs Emelia Adjei Ohene-Kena, Managing Director Royal Crown Packaging Limited Best Packaging Industry CEO of the Year, 2017

Mr Mustapha Ussif, Executive Director National Service Scheme Best Young CEO of the Year (Public Sector), 2017

Yoofi Grant, Chief Executive Officer Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Best Business and Investment Service CEO of the Year (Public Sector), 2017

Samuel Sakyi-Hyde, Chief Executive Officer Unicredit Ghana Limited Best Non-Bank Financial Services CEO of the Year

Solomon Lartey, Chief Executive Officer Activa International Insurance Limited Best Insurance Services CEO of the Year

Ken Ashigbe, Immediate Past Managing Director Graphic Communications Group Limited Best Media Communications CEO of the Year

Patience E. Akyianu, Managing Director Barclays Bank of Ghana Best Woman CEO of the Year

Josh Varkey, Managing Director Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Company Limited Best Agri-Business Industry CEO of the Year

Yolanda Zoleka Cuba, Chief Executive Officer Vodafone Ghana Best Telecommunications Industry CEO of the Year

Abiola Bawuah, Chief Executive Officer United Bank of Africa Best Banking and Finance Services CEO of the Year

Jemima Oware, Registrar General’s Department Best Woman CEO of the Year (Public Sector)

Dr. Nortey Omaboe, Chief Executive Officer Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNET) Best ICT and Trade Facilitation Services CEO of the Year (Public Sector)

Dr. Felix Anyah, Chief Executive Officer Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Best Healthcare Services CEO of the Year (Public Sector)

Stephen Amoah, Chief Executive Officer Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) Best Microfinance and Small Loans Service CEO of the Year

Paul Asare Ansah, Director General Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority Best Maritime and Ports Industry CEO of the Year (Public Sector) 

Joe Anokye, Director General Natioanal Communications Authority Best Telecommunications Authority Industry CEO of the Year (Public Sector)


Dr. Edem Bart Williams, Chief Executive Officer Commerz Savings and Loans Best Non-Bank Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year

Nicholas Bortey, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Liranz IT Consulting Limited Best Technology and Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year

Isaac Amoako-Mensah, Chief Executive Officer Classic Amodel Ghana Limited (CAGL) Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year 

Catherine Nana Esi Anowah Coffie, Chief Executive Officer Anowah Afrique Limited Best Garments and Apparel Entrepreneur of the Year

Omane Frimpong, Managing Director Wilkins Engineering Limited Best Electrical and Renewable Energy Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr. Wisdom Amegbletor, Chief Executive Officer New Crystal Health Services Limited Best Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year

Rev. Dr. Kwaku Frimpong, Managing Director Frimps Oil Company Limited Best Oil and Gas Entrepreneur of the Year

Jane Reason Ahadzie, Chief Executive Officer Stopover JRA Enterprise Best Personal Care and Cosmetics Entrepreneur of the Year

Source: Ghanaweb